In April Yelp hosted its annual “Spring Break” in Fort Lauderdale. It was four days full of fun, food, and tons of parties. I really wanted to go but because I had just started my new job 6 weeks prior I wasn’t able to attend. But that didn’t keep me from following the event on social media. Boy did I miss out on some fun!
One thing I noticed in a lot of the photos from the events were people holding some canned drinks called Kiss Mix. What is Kiss Mix?! I was intrigued, so I went to the internet in search of answers. Kiss Mix are canned, pre-made cocktails!
Kiss Mix is a range of pre-mixed liquor cocktails with emphasis on natural, premium ingredients. They use high quality vodka and silver grade tequila in all their cocktails which makes a difference from many of the wine based ready-to-drink options on the market in the US. They also avoid artificial sweeteners and ingredients and instead use natural fruit juices in their cocktails, for example the juice used in their Screwdriver is a real Florida orange juice. How cool is that?
Experienced UK based mixologists, working in tandem with leading European flavour houses, have helped to produce the industry’s leading cocktails, available today. The drink is then wrapped in a slimline aluminium, recyclable can, with it’s provocative yet stylish imaging. The result is a strong (double shot) spirit based cocktail, with all the convenience of a chilled can, but with the taste of a professionally mixed drink.
Kiss Mix currently comes in five flavors – Cosmopolitan, Screwdriver, Margarita, Lemon Drop, and Gin & Tonic. They are also set to release a new Mojito flavor towards the end of this year!
I was lucky enough to have a fun package arrive at my house filled with Kiss Mix cocktails to try. My two favorite things about Kiss Mix cocktails are that I can have 5 different types of cocktails without having to have the ingredients for 5 different types of cocktails on hand AND they are perfect to take with you. They are great for pool parties, bbqs, to take to the beach (shhhh, don’t tell), or even to take on vacation. I recently had to travel for work and knew there was a very good chance I would need a cocktail at the end of the day, so I threw a Cosmopolitan in my bag and boy was I glad I did. I grabbed some ice from the machine down the hall, poured myself a glass, and pretended I was lying on the beach instead of stuck in a hotel room during a rainstorm. It was perfect!
I love being able to fix myself a “fancy” drink at the drop of a hat. You can even doctor them up with fun ingredients that you have around the house. Recently I bought some guava juice (just because) and decided to had that to the Margarita Kiss Mix. Boy was that awesome! Add 1/2 a cup of guava juice, or your favorite juice, to a can of Kiss Mix and it gives you enough for 2 drinks. One to keep and one to share! (Or none to share if you are having a bad day)
Kiss Mix cocktails are available all over the US and if you aren’t quite sure where to pick them up they have a handy dandy app on their website that can help you find it. If you are looking for a tasty cocktail to keep on hand for impromptu parties, summer BBQs, or just an after work at home happy hour, I suggest that you check these out. You won’t be disappointed!
*Disclosure: Kiss Mix provided me with some of their drinks to review. As always, my thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.